New Presidents or Provosts: Coconino CC, Elon U, Gannon U, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rosemont College, U of California System, U of Florida

December 9, 2022
  • Jim Cawley, interim president of Rosemont College, in Pennsylvania, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.
  • Eric Heiser, provost at Central Ohio Technical College, has been chosen as president of Coconino Community College, in Arizona.
  • Walter Iwanenko Jr., provost and vice president for student experience at Gannon University, in Iowa, has been appointed president there.
  • Rebecca Kohn, senior vice provost at Arcadia University, in Pennsylvania, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Elon University, in North Carolina.
  • Sally Kornbluth, provost and Jo Rae Wright University Professor of Biology at Duke University, in North Carolina, has been selected as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Katherine S. Newman, system chancellor for academic programs and senior vice president for economic development at the University of Massachusetts system, has been appointed provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of California system.
  • Ben Sasse, U.S. senator from Nebraska, has been chosen as president of the University of Florida.

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Doug Lederman is editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Ed. He helps lead the news organization's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings and on campuses around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University. Doug lives with his wife, Kate Scharff, in Bethesda, Md.

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